There are two battles during a critical illness: the first is the battle to survive; the second is a financial battle. A critical illness can have a devastating financial impact on survivors and their families. For some, the financial struggle continues five, seven, ten years after surviving the disease, surgeries and treatments. They lose their homes, businesses, cars, apartments, spouses, and their jobs. Financial institutions fail to support those who are fighting for their lives and struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Our government does not recognize short-term disabilities, particularly in terms of cancer. Without outside support, many survivors lose everything but their lives.
The Ribbon Mosaic logo was designed to be inclusive for all awareness ribbon colors. The mosaic (broken pieces) represents our shattered lives – physical, emotional and financial. While we may win the battle against the disease, the scars (the mortar that binds the pieces together) remain long after. We strive to keep the pieces together.
AWARENESS – KNOWLEDGE – ACTION
Our mission is to promote awareness of how a disease affects a person and their family on an emotional, physical and financial level. We will provide knowledge through links to resources such as current clinical trials, treatment options, caretaker support and more. Through action, we will do all that we can to lessen the stress of battling a devastating disease so a patient can focus on healing.
The Ribbon Mosaic hopes to educate our leaders on the importance of a good “Wellness Healthcare Plan” (preventative medicines and screenings), affordable healthcare, and to support a human being in the best and most compassionate way possible.
This site is for you and we welcome your participation. If you have a resource link that you think would be valuable for our site, please submit it. We welcome any information you have to share.
What you bring to The Ribbon Mosaic can help many others with their battle to survive.
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